Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • Age-related mental decline starts in the late-20s, dips in memory became apparent around age 37. Indicators of a person's accumulated knowledge (vocabulary and general knowledge) improve with age. Mental functions - abstract reasoning, mental speed and puzzle-solving - started to dull as early as age 27

  • Animal allergy cases are increasing, as are human allergy cases: Ten percent of dogs develop allergies

  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage (often fatal type of stroke) most common in winter, mortality of 50 percent

  • Which prescription drugs are the biggest spenders on consumer advertising? Advair, Plavix, Cymbalta, Ambien, Abilify

  • Germany first country to implement a nationwide colonoscopy screening, participation rates 30% for men, 40% for women

  • CNN headline of the day: "Prostate cancer screening: What's a dude to do?"

  • Study: Women say they are more likely to have a long-term relationship with guys who present themselves as funny. "Computer rage" - shouting at your computer and hitting the keyboard/mouse - has become a common expression of anger"

  • Growing suspicion that CAD in CKD/ESRD patients may occur via a different mechanism than garden-variety atherosclerosis

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